ebXML is a framework of specifications that enables businesses to collaborate electronically using XML-based technologies. This book looks at each of the ebXML components required to implement a complete e-business solution, including defining business processes and associated roles and activities, creating and publishing business information in a registry / repository searching for other business partners, agreeing trading protocols, creating business documents, and sending them via secure and reliable messaging systems. It also introduces the alternatives where applicable. ebXML is open, interoperable, and affordable. Maintained by industry consortia (OASIS and UN / CEFACT) and based on XML, it allows companies to benefit from electronic trading via a global network regardless of size or geographical location, both within and across industries. Who is this book is for? This book is for developers who are familiar with XML - it will be useful to anyone responsible at a technical level for assessing the relevance or importance of ebXML for their requirements and starting to develop ebXML solutions.